The bar for haute couture is set unattainably high. Not just the resources required to afford the most luxurious frocks made to measure, but also the craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail needed to create the most decorative and exquisite fashion in the world. True, it may be a distraction […]

Jean-Paul Gaultier has bowed out of fashion with all the cheek and showmanship with which he has lit it up over the last half century. The legendary French provocateur bid farewell Wednesday with an hour-long feelgood musical spectacular with an orchestra and a cast of hundreds to celebrate the friends […]

Virginie Viard finally put her mark on Chanel on Tuesday with a beautifully restrained Paris haute couture show that summoned up the convent girl childhood of the fabled French label's founder. The discreet designer, Karl Lagerfeld's righthand woman in his twilight years, shook the Kaiser's ghost from […]

IN PICTURES Dior staged arguably the most startling show in haute couture history Monday inside a temple to "The Female Divine", with stars including Uma Thurman and Sigourney Weaver filing into the belly of an enormous reclining mother goddess through her stylised vulva. The 75-metre long (250-foot) […]

Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garcons was at the centre of a cultural appropriation row Sunday after it sent out white models in what appeared to be cornrow wigs at its Paris men's fashion week show. The self-appointed fashion watchdog Diet Prada -- which has a record of pulling up labels on racial […]

Eels were once a staple dish for working-class Londoners. Now dandies everywhere will be queueing up to wear them after Dunhill's Paris men's fashion week show Sunday went off the scales. Mark Weston -- who is known for his cleverly engineered clothes -- lit up the catwalk with the ingeniously chic […]

His father was undefeated boxing champion of Africa, now Imane Ayissi is making history himself by becoming the first sub-Saharan designer to show in the elite Paris haute couture week. Not only is he joining fashion's creme de la creme, the Cameroonian couturier is shaking up the stereotype of what […]

Kim Jones injected a spot of English aristocratic insouciance into the DNA of Dior Friday, with a starry men's Paris fashion week show that riffed on British upper class eccentricity. This was the fabled French label at its most dandyish and decadent, with top coats with velvet collars, trompe l'oeil […]

It has been dismissed as the straitjacket of the wage-slave salary man. But the suit and tie is far from finished if Thursday's Paris men's fashion week catwalks are anything to go by. Having been propelled to the top of fashion as the king of streetwear, Virgil Abloh turned his magpie gaze on the boring […]

Gucci scored the most interactions on Instagram during Milan Fashion Week as part of the men’s catwalk season last week. According to Blogmeter’s Instagram Fashion Index, which analyzed the social profiles of the 56 brands that showed their collection between 10 and 14 January as part of the official […]